Ellen Defends Chilling With George W. Bush: 'Be Nice to Everyone'

Ellen Defends Chilling With George W. Bush: 'Be Nice to Everyone'

Your favorite bourgeois lesbian Ellen DeGeneres was recently spotted hanging in the rich people's box at a football game with her wife, Portia De Rossi, and former U.S. president — the arbiter of the Iraq War and *checks notes* ardent opponent of gay marriage — George W. Bush.

After the blurry photo of her and 43 laughing and smiling at a football game started raising eyebrows, Ellen took it upon herself to address the backlash in a monologue on her show and tell "the whole story."

"A lot of people were mad, and they did what people do when they're mad, they tweet," she continued. Ellen then showed a tweet she said she loved: "Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again."

"Here's the thing," she said. "I'm friends with George Bush. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have. We're all different and I think that we've forgotten that that's okay… Just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not going to be friends with them

She ends the monologue with, "Thanks, President Bush and Laura Bush for a Sunday afternoon that was so fun. By the way, you owe me $6 for the nachos."

How has her explanation for hanging out with W being received? Not super well.

Well, actually... conservatives are loving it.

Right-wing blog The Federalist claims "Americans could learn from Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush."

Meanwhile The National Review is roasting the left for being mad about Ellen hanging out with Bush because he's an anti-LGBtQ war criminal, while conservatives, the vision of compassion and kindness, are fine with Bush hanging out with a lesbian.

It's almost like Bush was the President of the United States, undermined the LGBTQ community's humanity and caused the deaths of thousands abroad, while Ellen is a TV host married to a woman.

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